With a slow start to summer this year, some of us might have put off getting our backyards or patios ready for entertaining on those balmy summer nights. Whether you live in an apartment or a house, it’s never too late to give your outdoor space a facelift. Here are our top 5 tips to help you set up your outdoor living space this summer.
Refresh your furniture
We all know first hand how quickly outdoor furniture can date. When considering outdoor furniture, invest in furniture that will last the distance. They will be more of an upfront investment, however worth it in the long run.
Create a breeze
Depending on your outdoor living space location, you might have a natural breeze, or you might have no breeze at all. If that is the case, invest in a ceiling fan to bring that next level of comfort to the space. As many ceiling fans also come with a light, you can add step 3 for multipurpose use!
Brighten it up
Outdoor living spaces are designed to be used in the evenings and the day, particularly on those warm summer nights. An outdoor chandelier or alfresco lighting can elevate the space and help bring it to life. Ensure the direction of the illumination is pointing towards an area you want to highlight, for example, a beautiful tree in the garden.
Add a pop of colour
There are several ways you can add a pop of colour to your outdoor living space. Of course, this can be done by adding outdoor pots and plants, however, let’s be honest, lots of us buy outdoor plants, don’t look after them and let them die. If this is you, look to add a pop of colour to your outdoor living space through the furniture, rugs, or even a water feature.
Update the flooring
As we know, most things outdoors weather a lot quicker than anything inside. Depending on what kind of flooring you have, use a hire pressure hose to give your tiles a good clean or some timber polish if you have a deck. You won’t know your floor!